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The poster image for Headlong's production of the effect. A transparent brain is split in two. Each half sits in a glass box with a narrow black space between the two boxes.
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A new play by Lucy Prebble. Directed by Rupert Goold.

The Effect

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An image from Headlong's production of The Effect. Two volunteers in a medical research trial take pills while a doctor observes them.

A new play by Lucy Prebble. Directed by Rupert Goold.

A co-production with the National Theatre.

Love is double blind.

A clinical romance from Lucy Prebble, the writer of ENRON. This funny and moving new play explores questions of sanity, neurology and the limits of medicine.

Director Rupert Goold reunites with designer Miriam Buether following their production of Earthquakes in London to deliver a vibrant theatrical exploration into the human brain via the heart.

  • I can tell the difference between who I am and a side effect.
  • ★★★★★ The Effect is an astonishingly rich and rewarding play, as intelligent as it is deeply felt Telegraph
  • ★★★★★ The material is complex but always accessible, the drama serious and informative yet deeply human, with the odd jolt of piercing humour Evening Standard
  • ★★★★ Searingly well-performed Independent
  • ★★★★ A palpably intelligent play that proves Enron was not a flash in the pan Guardian
  • ★★★★ Smart and rather moving ... it tickles our cerebellums Time Out
  • ★★★★ Whatever Lucy Prebble and Rupert Goold are on, it’s working Sunday Times
  • ★★★★ a remarkable play Times